Celebrating Centennial

Taking a while to get into gear, but here we are in Centennial, CO, visiting Susan’s folks to celebrate her mom’s 80th birthday. We flew into town on Friday, via a very pleasant non-stop flight on Southwest with a comedienne for a flight attendant. Dusty picked us up in a van he rented far away from the airport, at a fraction of the cost it would have been there. It’s always a great time at the Rowells’ — they are the best of hosts, have a lovely home, and even have a pool in their development. It’s Monday now, and the kids have been to the pool every day. We’ve been working on divvying up cooking duties among the next generation, so Mom Rowell can better enjoy the time with family. Donna’s on duty for dinner tonight, and as her husband Ben couldn’t make the trip, she has adopted Emma as her cooking partner. They are cooking up some halibut that Donna caught in Port Angeles, WA, and brought with her (frozen). Susan’s sisters Donna and Nancy, and Nancy’s husband Craig are in town. Brother Mark, Mark’s wife Rosa, and Rosa’s sister-in-law Violet live nearby, and we will all be traveling to Breckenridge to share a home for 3 days and see the sights together.

I failed to bring a camera, but I can’t let that be an excuse, as the phone takes generally acceptable photos. Hopefully, I will post more regularly for the rest of the week, with photos.